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    Sunday, July 16, 2006

    ~Summer Vacation~ YAY!

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    The girls have been playing softball in this awful heat and WINNING no less! They are having a great time and the championship games are today. After we finish all the championship games, we will hopefully be on our way to our vacation destination :)

    "See" you in a couple of weeks - stay safe, cool and happy knitting !

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006

    ~Good, Bad and New Sock Knitter~

    So much to tell, so little time.....

    Seems the new "share a long" idea was a bust, there were only TWO responses (thanks you two!). I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't disappointed, however, not everyone has the same level of excitement about "old" patterns.

    There has been so much happening here at the TightlyWound house - good, not so good, you name it! To start with the not so good, I have, in the past two weeks, had two abcesses, three rounds of antibiotics, one root canal, one attempted root canal, an extraction and some not so pleasant words with my dentist - time to find a new dentist! SoTHIS is what I get for trying to take care of my teeth!!!!!!!!!! All of this coincided with my sister and nephew's much anticipated visit! We worked through the pain - she drank enough wine for the both of us ;) lol

    When she arrived, she informed me that she wanted to go tubing and learn how to knit socks! woooooo hoooooooo! My DH is the boat pilot and some serious fun was had after he rewired said boat - why did he have to rewire you ask??????????? nevermind, it's a long story, just suffice it to say that I got a call from Em telling me not to hurry out to the lake because the boat was "smoking" and Dad was not in a very good mood!

    Here we have the two girls, the two boys and Patti out on the float having a swim and getting prepared for some tubing fun!

    This fantastic (not) shot is of my dearest sister on the tube, before my dh sent her careening from side to side! I have to give her a ton of credit for holding on for 4 trips around the lake before flipping off!

    Here is the result of all of the bouncing on the tube! She loved it - or so she says ;)

    I have no pictures of the kids tubing as I have a HUGE aversion to watching my children (or any children for that matter) being pulled around behind a speeding boat on a rubber tube - therefore, Patti spotted and I visited.

    Here are the darlings "rock diving" in my pool - there were families of pebbles at the bottom of the pool and they were kind enough to don goggles and fish them out!
    We took the kids to see the new Pirates of the Carribean movie - I liked it, but not nearly as much as the first one - and Patti and I went to see the Lake House - I loved that one :)
    On to the good stuff! Patti with her first attempt at dpn's (she did a fantastic job), beginning her very first sock - a baby sock.
    She hated the 2 x 2 rib, but had no trouble at all turning the heel!

    An absolutely adorable little baby sock! I think we have hooked in another sock knitter! :)
    Matt finally came back from school! YAY We have three tournaments this weekend and are supposed to be leaving for vacation, I have nothing packed (except my knitting and other craft essentials) and today we will be taking a trip to the orthodontist as Lyss's permanent retainer has worked its way loose. I have to work Thursday and Friday and the games begin Thursday night so I doubt I will have too much posting time before we take off. Enjoy the next couple of weeks and I'll try to catch up with Bloglines when I return :)
    I'll leave you with a couple of cute Beau Pictures (Matt too! lol)

    Saturday, July 01, 2006

    ~New "Share-A-Long"?~

    I came across a post from Jenn on the Mason Dixon KAL site regarding a search for a pattern for knit slippers like the ones her grandmother used to make. I, too, at one time searched and searched for a pattern similar to the slippers my grandmother made. In talking with a variety of crafters, it seems to be common that most grandmothers and great grandmothers did most everything from memory (I don't EVER remember seeing a pattern for anything in my grandmother's hands). The heirloom patterns we do come across, or are shared with us by friends are treasured!
    This all got me to thinking....... Would there be an interest in an Heirloom Pattern Share-A-Long? (may have to come up with a new name ;)) I realize that this is a knitting blog, but my grandmother, mother and aunts all taught me to sew, embroider, needlepoint, crochet and knit (tatting was something I sadly didn't master), therefore, I would be open to including patterns other than knitting. These patterns could be treasured patterns that you are willing to share from your own family, friends etc., patterns (free) found on the web that remind you of family heirlooms, or patterns that you have created that mirror old family patterns.
    I know there are quite a few people that come and visit my blog, so if you would let me know what you think about this idea, if you're interested or not, and maybe ask your blog readers or friends if they'd be interested in joining (spread the word) - - I can see how much interest there is, and hopefully get this going. I think it would be fun!
    I'd like to send a HUGE to those of you that contacted me with encouraging words and information regarding Nicole's SVT. If I haven't responded to you yet, please know that I will very soon! My son is coming home from College today and we are having company on Tuesday so I have been busy organizing, cleaning and doing some work outside. Some of you put a lot of time and thought into your replies, and I would like to send a thoughtful, not hurried reply in return.
    Have a safe and happy weekend!